Wonderful hideaway! Absolute beach front bliss!

Bach or holiday home | Mangakuri Beach | #13259

9.1/10 (76 ratings)
  • 9 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 7 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • Pets ok


CREATE LIFE-LONG MEMORIES The iconic holiday at the beach - togs, towel, family and friends, games on the beach and sand angels and sandcastles, balmy evenings, laughter, conversations and good food . . .

This private, beach front family bach offers all this with the beach on the doorstep, and spacious indoor and outdoor areas to relax and enjoy. The "ranch slider" glass doors open to the front and side deck which gets the morning/early afternoon sun and the brick courtyard at the back gets that late afternoon/evening light: BBQ around the stone circle. And the outdoor bath in twilight/moonlight - under the olive tree, gazing out at Fairy Bay - bliss!

Large, comfy sitting room - chairs, divans, bean bags and cushions. Lots of board games, books, radio and CD player, fridge and freezer.

The sea is safe for swimming, okay for fishing (possible to launch a boat), and the reef immediately in front of the bach provides hours of exploring both in rock pools and with mask and snorkel at low tide. The wide, long sandy beach is great for walking and playing games.

And in winter, enjoy that Hawke's Bay clear, crisp weather with crunchy nights snuggled by the fire, and beach-combing and playing under the blue skies by day. And in those raging storms, play board and card games and read books by the fire, adventuring out into the wild once a day, gumbooted and dressed like yetis ... and then the hot bath with a book!

3 COMFORTABLE BEDROOMS (front bedroom double bed, bunk room with bunks and single bed, and back bedroom with a single and a small double bed), 2 divans in the sitting room, and then there's Bella, the wee red caravan with a small double foam mattress bed which is rusting away but everyone loves it (summer use only recommended!).

The kitchen is simple but has a good old oven and range of pots and pans - everything you need to turn out a first class meal! The nearest town is Waipawa, a 40 minute drive, so stock up on food and have enough petrol for a return trip!

Special conditions:

• DISCOUNTS for more than 7 days: please enquire.

Smoking outside only.

Pets may be permitted - talk to us.

Water is an issue in summer - use carefully.

Fireplace - take own firewood.

Leave the cottage as you found it - clean, all rubbish removed, the fridge and freezers turned off with the doors open, doors and windows locked.

Let us know if there are any breakages or problem

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels)



  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Telephone (local calls)

Bed layouts

  • Back bedroom

    1 x Double bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Bella caravan

    1 x Double bed

  • Bunk room

    2 x Narrow single bed
    1 x Single bed

  • Front Bedroom

    1 x Queen bed


Maybe booked

*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (95)

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  • If you want a lovely relaxed quiet getaway, this is the place

    If you want a lovely relaxed quiet getaway, this is the place. Love the outdoor shower. And the giant fig tree is amazing.

    Russell D. Mar 2019

  • Great Bach good beach

    Great Bach good beach

    Ben B. Mar 2019

  • This is a very cosy Bach which is nestled up amongst pohutakawa...

    This is a very cosy Bach which is nestled up amongst pohutakawa trees. It’s has a very comfortable homey feel about it. Cool outdoor bath and shower. Would definitely visit again.

    Michelle M. Feb 2019

  • Fabulous beach house, everything you need is there, the beach is just...

    Fabulous beach house, everything you need is there, the beach is just across the road. The weather was very kind to us and we had a lovely recharging time with the kids having endless fun playing on the beach, swimming, snorkeling, rock pools discovering and sand castles building. Many thank for sharing your special house with us!

    Tatyana G. Feb 2019

  • Classic 50s bach in stunning location

    Classic 50s bach in stunning location. Raised above the beach which enables great views. Wonderful puriri tree & other plantings.including an enormous fig which overhangs the outdoor shower.

    Marcia T. Feb 2019

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